MCLOUD – The McLoud Redskins fell to the District 3A-2 leading Jones 58-14.
“Jones is ranked number one for a reason,” coach Rusty Hall said. “They beat last year's state champion by a good amount already this year. That's just a good team.”
The game started to get out of hand when a bad snap went over the punter's head and resulted in a safety and a few plays later Jones recovered a controversial fumble that resulted in Jones leading McLoud 18-0 early in the first quarter.
McLoud was able to muster two first half touchdowns. The first came when quarterback Braxton Hall connected with Trayce Abbott on a 3-yard pass.
Later in the half, Hall scored on a 26-yard run. He led the Redskin with 21 attempts for 80 yards and a touchdown.
At halftime, the Redskins found themselves down 40-14. There were some good takeaways in the loss though, coach Hall said.
“I talked to one of their coaches and he said that we dominated them upfront,” Hall said. “It just so happened that every time they got the ball they have so many playmakers. We did well stopping the run but they have athletes everywhere.”
In the second half with a continuous clock the Redskins held the Longhorns to 18 points.
“Jones shored up on the run and made a couple tweaks,” Hall said. “We missed a couple passes and a few reads in the backfield. I felt like we had a few more mental errors in the second half.”
Damien Dye was held to 28 yards on ten attempts rushing. He also hauled in two receptions for 12 yards.
The Redskins leading receiver was Sylas Bowen who had one reception for 35 yards.
Tracy Abbott hauled in 4 receptions for18 yards and a touchdown.
The Redskins (3-3, 0-2) have a bye next week and will return to action on Oct. 21 when they travel to face the Douglass (5-1, 2-0) with a scheduled kickoff set for 7 p.m.